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Also the Deposition of Edmund J. Early of lawful age, taken at the same time and place and to be read as evidence in the same suit, the Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth as follows.. Question by the Plaintiff - What do you think a fair and reasonable allowance for the maintainance of Ned and his family, for thirteen years, immediately preceeding the sale at New London. Answer. Five hundred Dollars. Question by Defendant. - Were you not present at the sale of Negroes, made by the Defendants in November 1849, at New London & if so whether you do not think that the services & labor of such a parcel of slaves, would be a full equivalent for the expense of their raising & maintenance for the 13 years preceding that sale?